About Solent Manufacturing

Company Profile

Solent Manufacturing's Head Office is located in Waterlooville, Hampshire.

Solent Manufacturing was set up 1968 working as a specialised metal fabricator serving companies in the home counties. In the intervening years the business has grown significantly, now being part of a larger group which includes Bigneat Containment Technology and EFCO Furnaces.

Solent's specialised fabrications are used world wide for applications in diverse industries, examples of which include Aerospace, Catering, Construction, Marine, Medical and Pharmaceuticals to name but a few.

As technology has moved forward Solent has developed new areas of manufacturing expertise and productions skills. The management team at Solent has considerable combined experience and a network of contacts in other companies with complimentary abilities. We are not afraid to sub-contract a few processes needed to finish and deliver the finest finished products on time and to budget.

Our Mission

"To invest continually in our company, both in terms of machinery and personnel. To provide the capabilities and expertise that are hard to find in the South of England. To give an attention to detail and provide a personal service, irrespective of project size.

Our intention is to provide you with the manufacturing support you need, enabling you to concentrate on marketing and service, rather than the logistics of manufacture. To provide quality products at all times.

Our aim is not only to meet your expectations but to exceed them, offering first class quality, on time, every time".

How to Contact Us

Bigneat Group companies include:


Air system engineers, cabinets and enclosures.


Solent Acrylic

Acrylic engineering, fabrication, bending & decoration


Solent Manufacturing

Steel fabrication, metal engineering, boxes, cabinets, consoles, railings, barriers ..


EFCO Furnaces

Glass annealing furnaces, heat soak ovens.